Protective Orders in family law cases most often come up in cases of domestic violence or domestic abuse. If you or your children have been a victim of domestic violence or abuse, you may seek protection through a temporary or permanent restraining order.
Restraining orders are very flexible and can protect against various forms of domestic violence or abuse. Restraining order can, not only keep an abusive person away from you, they can prevent a person from engaging in certain abusive behaviors and from owning or carrying a firearm. In addition, protective orders can temporarily determine custody of children and require one person to move out of their current residence. Given the immense power that such orders carry, it is very important to have an experienced family law attorney in your corner, if you have been a victim of domestic abuse, or if you have been wrongfully accused thereof.